Why do we carve pumpkins at Halloween, dress up in costumes, or decorate our homes with skeletons and ghosts?
This colorful new program traces the strange history of Halloween, from Old World harvest festivals to our modern family holiday. Along the way, we'll discuss the origins of the Jack-o'lantern, Orson Welles' 1938 "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast, the first monster movies, famous costume makers, and much more. The hour-long slideshow is illustrated with original photographs and antique Halloween cards, advertisements, artwork, and movie posters.
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